As the Great Fog of 1952 descends on London, MI5 outcast Herbert Smith stumbles upon a secret that will change the world – if he can stay alive long enough to tell it. A page-turner in the vein of ‘Enigma’ from the bestselling author of ‘Messiah’.
At first it seems the Great Fog has claimed another victim. A drunk, perhaps, wandering unsighted through Hyde Park and stumbling into the icy shallows of Long Water.
But Max Stensness was stone-cold sober when he died. And in the hours before his death, the young biochemist had claimed to be in possession of a secret that could change the world.
Having traded MI5 for New Scotland Yard, Detective Inspector Herbert Smith thinks he’s left the murky world of espionage behind him – until he begins retracing the final footsteps of Max Stensness.
Suddenly he's being tailed, thinly veiled threats are issued, danger lurks at every turn in the investigation.
The CIA, KGB and MI5 are all vying to get their hands on the dead man’s secret, and as the body count climbs, it’s clear someone will stop at nothing to claim it.
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Praise for Messiah:
‘A real cliffhanger’ Sunday Express
‘Fast-paced, gritty… deserves nothing but praise’
‘You’ll be pinned helplessly to every chilling page’
Praise for Storm:
‘A furious, compelling and enjoyable read’ Maxim
‘I’ve been pinned helplessly to every chilling page’ Loaded
Praise for Vodka:
‘Enthusiasm and a quick eye achieve a Dickensian combination of sentiment and cruelty' Guardian
‘A pulsating and imaginative tale of murder and mafia' MirrorAbout the Author:
Boris Starling has worked as a reporter on the Sun and the Daily Telegraph and most recently for a company which specialises in kidnap negotiation, clandestine investigations and political risk analysis. He was one of the youngest-ever contestants on Mastermind in 1996 and went to the semi-finals with his subject: the novels of Dick Francis. Boris studied at Cambridge and currently lives in London.
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